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    Toluidine Blue O Staining of Paraffin-Sectioned Maize Tissue
    Authors:  Josh Strable, Jeffrey R. Yen, Michael J. Scanlon and Anne W. Sylvester, date: 05/05/2020, view: 2150, Q&A: 0
    Histology incorporates microtechnique, the preparation of living material for observation and microscopy to study the anatomy of cells, tissues and organs. Interpreting histological patterns in a specimen may help to correlate form and function at ...
    Staining Maize Epidermal Leaf Peels with Toluidine Blue O
    Authors:  Marschal A. Bellinger, Sukhmani K. Sidhu and Carolyn G. Rasmussen, date: 04/20/2019, view: 6305, Q&A: 0
    Maize is an important model organism for understanding cell patterning and development. The regular patterning of maize leaf epidermal cells has previously been characterized using the dye toluidine blue O (TBO). The polychromatic dye TBO ...
    An Image Analysis Pipeline to Quantify Emerging Cracks in Materials or Adhesion Defects in Living Tissues
    Authors:  Stéphane Verger, Guillaume Cerutti and Olivier Hamant, date: 10/05/2018, view: 4098, Q&A: 0
    Microcracks in materials reflect their mechanical properties. The quantification of the number or orientation of such cracks is thus essential in many fields, including engineering and geology. In biology, cracks in soft tissues can reflect adhesion ...
    Microscopic Observation of Subcellular GFP-tagged Protein Localization in Rice Anthers
    Authors:  Seijiro Ono and Ken-Ichi Nonomura, date: 08/05/2018, view: 3691, Q&A: 0
    This protocol demonstrates a simple method to determine the subcellular localization of fluorescence-tagged proteins on the vibratome sections of rice developing anthers. If a cell type-specific promoter is used to drive the tagged protein-encoding ...
    MTT Assay for Cytotoxicity Assessment in Oryza sativa Root Tissue
    Authors:  Snehalata Majumdar, Titir Guha and Rita Kundu, date: 11/20/2017, view: 7264, Q&A: 0
    Cytotoxicity of different compounds are commonly evaluated by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay. This assay is mainly used to study cell viability in cell lines (Carmichael et al., 1987). In this ...
    Using Silicon Polymer Impression Technique and Scanning Electron Microscopy to Measure Stomatal Aperture, Morphology, and Density
    Authors:  Hui-Chen Wu, Ya-Chen Huang, Chia-Hung Liu and Tsung-Luo Jinn, date: 08/20/2017, view: 7364, Q&A: 0
    The number of stomata on leaves can be affected by intrinsic development programming and various environmental factors, in addition the control of stomatal apertures is extremely important for the plant stress response. In response to elevated ...
    Root Aliphatic Suberin Analysis Using Non-extraction or Solvent-extraction Methods
    Authors:  Camille Delude, Sollapura J. Vishwanath, Owen Rowland and Frédéric Domergue, date: 06/20/2017, view: 7380, Q&A: 1
    Here we describe both non-extraction and solvent-extraction methods for root aliphatic suberin analysis. The non-extraction method is fast as roots are directly depolymerized using acidic transmethylation. However, suberin aliphatic components are ...
    Determining Genome Size from Spores of Seedless Vascular Plants
    Authors:  Li-Yaung Kuo and Yao-Moan Huang , date: 06/05/2017, view: 6611, Q&A: 0
    Seedless vascular plants, including ferns and lycophytes, produce spores to initiate the gametophyte stage and to complete sexual reproduction. Approximately 10% of them are apomictic through the production of genomic unreduced spores. Being able to ...
    Documentation of Floral Secretory Glands in Pleurothallidinae (Orchidaceae) Using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
    Authors:  Adam P. Karremans, Bertie Joan van Heuven, Rob Langelaan and Barbara Gravendeel, date: 11/20/2016, view: 7650, Q&A: 0
    A clear, step by step description of the treatment of orchid flowers, subtribe Pleurothallidinae, with Critical Point Drying for SEM is presented. It shows that a simple, short fixation and dehydration method prior to Critical Point Drying is ...
    Cell Wall-bound p-Coumaric and Ferulic Acid Analysis
    Author:  Nickolas Anderson, date: 10/05/2016, view: 6150, Q&A: 0
    Hydroxycinnamic acids, such as p-coumaric acid and ferulic acid, are a major class of compounds derived from the phenylpropanoid pathway. These compounds are widely conserved in plants and primarily accumulate in the secondary cell wall. ...



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